Blog Archives

Kelsey and Kyle – University of Michigan Wedding Day

Kelsey and Kyle had a wedding day that dreams were made of. Although Kelsey and Kyle are CMU Chippewas, they both have been lifelong UM fans. They had a day of dreams planned.

Kelsey had been dreaming of the wedding day since she was a little girl. She planned a hidden first look planned that then moved into the true first look, in the garden at the Michigan League where Kelsey’s parents were married. We had some time and grabbed some photo ops on the way to Michigan Union and the ceremony.

Kelsey had given Kyle a gift at the first look of a tour of Michigan Stadium after the ceremony. Kyle and the groomsmen were like a bunch of little kids as they walked thru the locker room and onto the field of the Big House. After an hour of fun there, it was back to Michigan Union for the evenings festivities.

A wedding should always be a dream, but I truly think it was for Kyle and Kelsey. Best wishes!!!

Brad and Kathy – Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Novi Wedding and Reception

Brad and Kathy had the designation as being the first “wedding” for Michael Sackett Photography of the 2013 season.  And what a glorious day it was.  The weather was perfect Michigan springtime temperature, not a cloud in the sky, a beautiful bride and a handsome groom.  What more could I ask for?

The wedding was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ypsilanti.  The church is such a great venue for photography.  After a fun exit, we headed on to Ann Arbor for some photos around the UM campus.  We spent some time at the Law Quad and then headed over to the Architectural Museum.  Then it was off to the Novi Sheraton for the reception.

Best wishes to Kathy and Brad after they get back from the Cayman Islands.

Alicia and Alex – University of Michigan / Ann Arbor Engagement Session

Alicia & Alex both went to U of M, graduated the same year, even had a class together (I think), but never met until after college.  They both still had fond memories of Ann Arbor and University of Michigan and wanted to head back there for their engagement session.  A stop at the graffiti wall was a must, as well as stop at The Ark for a shot where Alex asked Alicia to marry him…there’s more to the story, but you have to ask Alex about that.  We then headed over to the Arboretum and the peony  gardens which weren’t quite ready.  We took a few paths thru the woods and found a friendly deer and a great opening full of beautiful flowers (my family would be ashamed I didn’t know what type of flower they were).  Alicia and Alex were a super fun couple to photograph because they were totally willing to have some fun and laugh together.  A 2013 wedding is planned, stay tuned.

Pat and Kristy – A Wedding to Remember

I met Pat and Kristy last fall and seemed to make an immediate connection. We did a super fun engagement shoot back in the winter months at their alma mater, University of Michigan. Based on what they had told me, I knew this was going to be a fun wedding…and it did not disappoint. Besides being a beautiful day and the bride looking stunning, Pat’s father who has been ill, was able to be at the wedding and reception to help celebrate the day with them. The one thing that has always impressed me with Pat and Kristy, is their constant smiles and laughter. You can feel how much they enjoy being together and the happiness that comes out of that time.

The wedding was held at the beautiful, Most Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Detroit with the reception being at Laurel Manor in Livonia. We did a quick tour of downtown Detroit for some fun photos of the bridal party and the new Mr. and Mrs. Sharrow. Best wishes for a wonderful life.

Rachel and Josh – Pre Wedding in Ann Arbor

This was a first for me…not an engagement session…not a wedding day session…but a pre wedding full dress session. If I could do these sessions with every bride and groom, I’d jump for joy. This was so much fun. The beauty of the wedding day, without the stress and time constraints. Honestly, this was one of the best “day of” sessions I’ve done (without being “day of”).

Ok, enough of that. Rachel and Josh met at University of Michigan and wanted to head back there to do their photos. The U of M Arboretum was truly beautiful this week and we spent a lot of time shooting there. The Delta Chi house and famous engineering arch were also on the tour, which ended at North Campus. I’m looking forward to Saturday and Rachel and Josh’s big day at Fox Hills in Plymouth.

Samantha and Shawn – Ann Arbor Engagement Session

I don’t think it matters how many times I shoot in Ann Arbor, I always find some cool ways to capture the current couple. Shawn and Sam are one of my 2012 wedding couples. I just find them so much fun and I now find that I really enjoy photographing with them. They are so “out of the box” and willing to have fun. We had a great time for a couple hours wandering around the University of Michigan campus. I look forward to next year and the “big day”. Enjoy

Pat & Kristy – Winter Fun Engagement Session

I can already tell Pat & Kristy are going to have a fun wedding in July, based on the fun we had on our tour of Ann Arbor on a sunny yet cold Michigan winter day. We hit a few indoor spots at the Michigan Union and in the Law Quad, got some classic type pictures at Angell Hall and the Diag, then went over to Nickles Arcade to wrap things up. Kristy reminded me we had talked of a snowball fight, but she didn’t want to do it until the end just so they weren’t all snowy. One snowball was thrown in the “fight” and that was by Kristy, with a direct hit in the eye of her finace’ Pat….that was it. Pat came out uninjured, but hoped the fastball Kristy threw at him wasn’t going to leave him with a black eye. I’m waiting to hear back on the revenge that was bound to happen.

All in all, we ended up with some great images that show all brides and grooms, you can get some great winter engagement session shots.

Sara and Stanislav – St. Louis Bound…almost

I met with Sara a few weeks ago and she described a wonderful wedding that is going to be at Addison Oaks in August. She then told me she was moving to St. Louis to be with Stanislav, who I hadn’t met yet, and they would return in August for the wedding. No big deal, it seems pretty normal with a lot of the couples I meet with. But, they were moving soon and Stanislav was going to be in town in an upcoming weekend so we would need to do the engagement session that weekend. For those of you that live in Michigan, we all know weather this time of the year is ever changing. Dec. 4 was one of those grey, cold Michigan days, but they were both game and ready to brave the cold Ann Arbor weather to get some fun pictures around a town they enjoy…and skating, something both of them participated in quite seriously in their younger years. Stans on hockey skates and Sara on figure skates. All in all we ended up with some fun shots that show off their personality. Can’t wait until August though!!!